Monday, August 31, 2009
My beautiful Niece Jennifer was married on Sat. What a day...the hydro was out in the town of Belleville, including the church. The priest called a guitarist to play while they marched down the aisle. As the Mom's lit the unity candle...the lights came back on....the timing was perfect and so was the ceremony and the party rocked!
As a family we got together 2 weeks ago to make 300 top note bags. They turned out great and we had so much fun putting them together.
Dates to remember: Sept 8th, at 10, 1 and 7....Mini Catty preview
Oct 3..create for a cure
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here is the card I made for the wedding this weekend...the whole family is so excited for Jen and Bobby...it is going to be a huge celebration.
Lately there have been tons of white cards on Splitcoast. Using sketch challenge 214 as the starting point..here is the outcome. All the layers were run through the big shot using various texture plates and I distressed the edges. The butterfly is also from the big shot and I used some glue and dazzling diamonds to add some glitz. The hat pin in the bow is from the pretties kit.
Dates to remember:
Sept 8th...mini kick off day
Sept 22nd, scrapbook in a box
Oct 3...Create for a Cure, help stamp out Breast Cancer.
thanks for stopping by...I do like to know you visited, so leave a comment please!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here it is...the awesome project we made on Saturday at the Razzle Dazzle Extravaganza! This is a scrapbook in a box. It is so easy to put together, and with that in mind, I am hosting an event on Sept 22nd, so you too can see how easy this is to complete. There is even room for journalling in the centre...or to leave a secret message.
The cost of this class is only $10.00 or FREE if you introduce someone new to stamping!
I do need to pre-order supplies for this class, so the last day to register is Sept 8th. That day is also my "day long" mini kick off.
For those who are on my mailing list, you may think it is from only 10-12, however there are 2 more sessions:
If you live in Canada...remember, these offers can be done "take out style" if you would like. The cost is the same I will even through in the postage to get it to you on your first take out kit!
I am open to your ideas, and if there is a project or technique you would like to learn, just let me know.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
What do you do when you are at the beach, with limited supplies, time on your hands and the desire to create? Well, I took a piece of vanilla card stock, my fifth avenue floral stampset, and the new incolour markers...and made my own designer paper. I then found a great sketch to use as inspiration, and quicker than you can say "put on more sunscreen" I have a cute card to show for my efforts!
I still have plenty of the designer paper, and will make some more cards later this week. The twine was in my hubby's cubby, and works just as well as ribbon (good thing, because all my ribbon is at home!)
It was a lovely hot day today, but so windy, the sand was blowing all over, so I just relaxed at the trailer. Life is rough!!
Hope you enjoy this card, and be sure to stop by Mercy's blog and tell her I sent you!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Let me know when you want to come over and do all of this:
1. Make 5 cards (or 10 if you bring a friend!)
2. Preview the new winter mini (the best ever!)
3. Try out a new product (shimmer paint)
4. Sign up for a class (or 2)
5. Celebrate the kids going back to school.
6. HAVE FUN!
Let me know which time works best for you...and pop on over to see some new, exciting product and projects...
I will have everything ready..including the snacks. The cost is $5.00, or free if you place an order of $25.00 or more, or if you BRING A FRIEND.
How would you like to win a big shot, or $200.00 in Big Shot merchandise? Buy a "square" and receive a big shot project, and "the square"! Once all the projects have been purchased, I will draw a square...and whoever is the owner will win either a big shot pkg, or big shot product with a value of $200.00. Someone will also receive a free stampset, one of the new hostess sets, and someone will receive a $20.00 Stampin up Gift certificate!
The project shown here is one of the wonderful ideas from our Razzle Dazzle day. As I mentioned, attending these events are a wonderful way to meet new demos, share ideas and have tons of fun. Read the next post for all the details on joining my team, or send me an email if you have any questions.
The sun is shining here at the beach, so I a moving my crafting station to the picnic table...rough life!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Hello my Friends...I attended a wonderful stamping event yesterday where we made new projects, met new friends and learned so much my head is about to explode! This is just one of the perks of being a demo.
I would love to have you join my team, and now is a wonderful time. If you live in Canada..close at hand or across the land...we can join forces and create a dynamic group to celebrate and enjoy our shared love of paper crafting.
My Special offer...anyone who joins before Aug 31 (that is the deadline for the recruiting special) will get a set of the new In Colour markers as a gift from me!
Young or old...as the picture of my niece, attests..anyone can enjoy this wonderful hobby...all you need to do it go to my demo site HERE, and use the password wheeles08.
Drop me a note, or leave a comment here if you have any questions.
I will be back tomorrow with some exciting news regarding classes, workshops and special events for the Fall...you won't want to miss the news!!
Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with the limited-time $105 Mini Starter Kit.
* Recruits who purchase the Mini Starter Kit will receive the same business supplies as those who order the standard Starter Kit.
* During the promotional period there will also be a standard Starter Kit incentive for new recruits who choose the standard Starter Kit instead of the Mini Starter Kit; new recruits who choose the standard Starter Kit will receive the following, along with the standard Starter Kit supplies:
o All six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads
o One pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Incentive items have a $58.20 value and are not substitutable.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here is another little punch creation. These little toads hop out all over the net, however I did use Dawn's video for this little guy! The water lily is some velum run through the Big Shot. The edges are sponged with Melon Mambo. He "hopped" on out to PWCC last night and paid a visit to my daughter who is the summer director.
I am so glad my "girl on the beach" brought so many smiles to all of you! I can hardly wait to hear what my other daughter has to say about it!
Let me know what you think!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There are so many talented ladies with blogs that I find myself spending far too much timing surfing the net rather than actually making something. Jackie is a creative genius, and this card is totally cased from her site. Her lady had a dress, so I wanted my girl to be sun bathing, so I used the little flowers from the 3 for you punch, the body is the 13/4 circle, head is 1 1/4" circle. Her arms are little hearts turned on their side. I have tons of leftover pieces from scrapping kits, so all the paper and flowers are from a retired kit. The little flip flops are from the dollar store.
Hopefully we will continue to get great weather so we can do some sun bathing....
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This little guy was the first thing that caught my eye in the new catty. His name is Dasher, and he is a single stamp that only costs $10.95. I used white craft ink for everything, then embossed with white embossing powder. The snowflake is from a new set that will be available Sept 1, called Elegant Snowflakes.
What do you think about the colour? Bermuda Bay is certainly not a traditional Christmas colour...but I love the combination of the white on this striking colour....let me know what you think.
Be sure to check out my DEMO site to order any of the supplies, or to get some ideas and inspiration directly from Stampin Up.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
There is a new mini launching on Sept 1, and as a demo, I get to preorder...and it came today!!! I am in love with all the new stampsets, build a bear bigshot dies, paper, ribbon...well you get my drift! (I hope)
A very new and innovative idea are the little treat cups that cooridinate with a stampset called Sweet Centres...I will be showing more of this set in the coming days. For today I made these cute little favours. Totally copied from this amazing BLOG.
For those of you who know us, will remember that Lisa and I hosted a "Create for the Cure" event to help stamp out Breast Cancer. Well, we are doing it again...more details will be coming, but for now SAVE THIS DATE! Oct 3rd! We are hosting this event earlier this year as there is a lot going on in Oct.
If you want to be first in line, leave me a comment and I will send you the card I am posting tomorrow! Another new stamp that I just got today that I am so happy to share!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
last week at my house stamping up a storm!!! Then, last night, we got hit with a HUGE thunder and lightning storm. Talk about the "thunder rolled"..it sure did. My good friends Jen, Jan and Barb are at the trailer...and I think they may have thought they might need to "click" their heals together, cause they "weren't in Sauble" anymore. Apparently there are trees down...wild!
Anyway...last thurs 4 lovely ladies joined me for a fun night of trying out the big shot, working on their own projects and making a little "Rebecca Riddler". I made a card, then put all the elements for each lady in a baggie. They had no idea what the original card looked like...and had to work out the "riddle" to complete their cards. Keep checking in as we are going to do this again.
Hope the weather is sunny and bright where you are...we are headed into some muggy days and nights...but better than the cold!